[nSLUG] More info about the talk on Dec 2nd?

Karl Vollmer vollmer at ampache.org
Mon Nov 25 12:24:39 AST 2013


I will send out all materials from the presentation to this list
afterwards for those that can't make it.

On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:23 PM, Baha Baydar <bbaydar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Karl,
>
> That does answer my questions. Now I just have to make sure I can make it
> there.
>
> Regards,
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Karl Vollmer <vollmer at ampache.org> wrote:
>>
>> Ahh - yes didn't specifically state that, kept it nice a vague always
>> scary sending to those giant mailing lists....
>>
>> It will be an "intro to the tools".  The skills/knowledge you should
>> have to get the most out of the talk would be
>>
>> - Basic understanding of Certificates (those things you have to sign)
>> - Basic understanding of any programming language (really just
>> understanding of logical structure and maybe that "things have
>> syntax")
>> - How to use virtualbox / some other VM software
>>
>> My objective is to provide at least 2 vms (server/client) for download
>> after the presentation with pre-setup environments and a few
>> 'examples'... I haven't finished those yet so I'm not guaranteeing it.
>> Command line experience would be good, but not required to at least
>> get something out of the talk.
>>
>> Really I'm going to be focusing on how I've shifted from a "edit this
>> config file" style of systems administration to a more programmatic
>> approach to systems administration where a "coder" writes a logical
>> definition which is applied to systems. This bring systems
>> administration into the application development world where we have
>> version control, bugs, dev,test,stage,prod envs etc etc etc.
>>
>> Puppet has been in place on ~300 physical linux boxes that I manage
>> for N&S @ Dal for about three years, Foreman over the last year and a
>> half or so.
>>
>> Does that answer your question(s)
>>
>> -Karl
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Baha Baydar <bbaydar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I've started digging in to what both Puppet (http://puppetlabs.com/) and
>> > Foreman (http://theforeman.org/) are about because I hadn't heard of
>> > either
>> > one.
>> >
>> > I was mainly wondering if this was going to be an introduction to using
>> > these tools, or aimed more at people who are already using them?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Baha
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Karl Vollmer <vollmer at ampache.org>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> What else do you want to know?
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Baha Baydar <bbaydar at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > Now that we've established the list is working, and just deathly
>> >> > quiet...
>> >> >
>> >> > I was wondering if there were further details about the talk
>> >> > scheduled
>> >> > for
>> >> > the next meeting on the 2nd?
>> >> >
>> >> > I got the following info from my fiancee at Dal:
>> >> >
>> >> >>Hello folks,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Monday Dec 2nd I will be giving a talk the configuration management
>> >> >> software Puppet in >conjunction with Foreman to manage 300+ linux
>> >> >> machines
>> >> >> with only one dedicated FTE. The talk >is geared towards people with
>> >> >> a
>> >> >> working knowledge of linux.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> The talk is organized by NSLUG, hosted by CS at Dal with refreshments
>> >> >> (coffee/tea) provided by >Networks & Systems (ITS). It is located in
>> >> >> Jacob
>> >> >> Slonim conference room 4th floor of the CS >building. It starts
>> >> >> promptly at
>> >> >> 5:30pm next Monday, my talk will be about an hour.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> If you are unable to attend but are interested in the topic let me
>> >> >> know
>> >> >> and I can provide you with >my presentation after the event.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>-Karl Vollmer
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Baha Baydar                      http://www.hyperion.org
>> >> > bbaydar at gmail.com           http://www.hal-con.com
>> >> >
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